A file photo of Sushant Singh Rajput. (courtesy sushantsinghrajput)
- Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide
- "Not fair my baby," tweeted Ekta Kapoor
- "Not fair my baby," tweeted Ekta Kapoor
A shattered film and television industry poured their hearts out on social media after the tragic death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput on Sunday. Mr Rajput, 34, was found dead in his Mumbai home. According to news agency PTI, no suicide note was found and investigation is being conducted. "He has committed suicide at his residence in Bandra. Our team is there," Manoj Sharma, Additional Commissioner of Police, Western Region, told PTI. The film fraternity paid tribute to the late actor on Twitter. Ekta Kapoor, who gave Mr Rajput his big break in the entertainment industry, shared a screenshot from a conversation they had last week and she wrote: "Not fair Sushi! One week everything changed! Not fair my baby." Ekta Kapoor, in one of her recent posts, revealed that she convinced the channel's creative team that Sushant was the right choice for Manav's character in Pavitra Rishta.
Sushant Singh Rajput, who featured as Anushka Sharma's love interest in the 2014 film PK, was remembered by the actress in these words, "Sushant, you were too young and brilliant to have gone so soon. I'm so sad and upset knowing that we lived in an environment that could not help you through any troubles you may have had. May your soul rest in peace."
Sara Ali Khan, whose first co-star in Bollywood was Sushant Singh Rajput, shared a picture of the 2018 film Kedarnath - which was their first and last film together. The actress posted a few broken heart emojis. No words needed.
Parineeti Chopra, who worked with Sushant in Shuddh Desi Romance, shared multiple pictures with the actor on Twitter. She added a broken heart emoticon and wrote: "Sush, I will miss you buds."
Filmmaker Karan Johar, who produced Sushant's last film Drive, shared an extensive post. An emotional Karan Johar wrote: "I blame myself for not being in touch with you for the past year. I have felt at times like you may have needed people to share your life with but somehow I never followed up on that feeling...Will never make that mistake again. We live in very energetic and noisy but still very isolated times. Some of us succumb to these silences and go within. We need to not just make relationships but also constantly nurture them. Sushant's unfortunate demise has been a huge wake up call to me, to my level of compassion and to my ability to foster and protect my equations. I hope this resonates with all of you as well. Will miss your infectious smile and your bear hug."
Mr Rajput's MS Dhoni: The Untold Story co-star Kiara Advani tweeted, "Deeply saddened. My heart goes out to Sushant's family at this time. Reminiscing and cherishing every moment of our Dhoni shoot. Can't believe this. Gone too soon."
Disha Patani, who started her career opposite Sushant Singh Rajput in MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, shared a still from the film. No words needed.
An emotional Anupam Kher, who played Sushant Singh's onscreen father in MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, shared a video.
Sushant Singh Rajput's last onscreen appearance was in the 2019 film Netflix Drive, co-starring Jacqueline Fernandez. The actress shared a memory from the sets of the film and wrote: "Sush... I'm so sorry... RIP."
Manoj Bajpayee, who worked with the late actor in Sonchiriya, wrote in his tweet: "Falling short of words to describe the shock and grief I am in right now! Just one question why Sushant? My heart goes out to his family who lost their young one! Will wait to cook Bihari mutton for you my friend! Rest in peace. Yours dadda."
Vaani Kapoor, who co-starred with Sushant in the 2013 film Shuddh Desi Romance, wrote: "My first ever Co actor. Lots of love. RIP."
Besides Sushant's co-stars, members if the film fraternity paid tribute to the actor. Shah Rukh Khan shared a picture with the late actor and wrote: "He loved me so much...I will miss him so much. His energy, enthusiasm and his full happy smile. May Allah bless his soul and my condolences to his near and dear ones. This is extremely sad....and so shocking."
"Honestly this news has left me shocked and speechless...I remember watching Sushant Singh Rajput in Chhichhore and telling my friend Sajid, its producer how much I'd enjoyed the film and wish I'd been a part of it. Such a talented actor...May God give strength to his family," tweeted Akshay Kumar.
Deepika Padukone, who has battled depression and runs a mental health foundation named Live Love Laugh Foundation, shared a post on her Instagram profile, in which she wrote: "As a person who has had lived experience with mental health, I cannot stress enough about the importance of reaching out. Talk, communicate, express, seek help. Remember you are not alone, we are in this together, and most importantly, there is hope."
Ranveer Singh tweeted a picture of the late actor with a broken heart.
Shahid Kapoor, in his tweet wrote: "Just heard the shocking news about Sushant Singh Rajput. My deepest condolences to his family. May god give them strength. I still find it hard to absorb."
Salman Khan wrote: "You will be missed ... #RIPSushant."
"The news of Sushant Singh Rajput's death is truly sad. What a tragic loss. Deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. May his soul find eternal peace," tweeted Ajay Devgn.
"Deeply saddened and shocked to hear about Sushant. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. He had so much life in him . Extremely disheartening news," tweeted Hrithik Roshan.
"Don't have much to say. Don't want to post that smiling selfie with you. So much of potential.. gone too soon. RIP Sushant," wrote Ayushmann Khurrana.
"This is just so shocking. A wonderful talent. RIP Sushant," tweeted Abhishek Bachchan.
Sharing a photograph with the late actor, Kartik Aaruan wrote: "Bhai, nahi yaar."
Radhika Madan, in her post stated that Sushant Singh Rajput was the reason that she felt inspired to switch from TV to movies. She wrote: "I remember when I was transitioning from television to movies people always used to say don't do it, its tough out there, your show was a hit already so why do you want to start from scratch again? And I remember always giving them Sushant's example. He made it look possible, achievable. He inspired many actors like me. Gone too soon. RIP."
"I'm in a deep state of shock. No matter how much I think about it, I don't have the words. I'm totally devastated. You've left us too soon. You will be missed by each and every one of us. My deepest condolences to Sushant's family, loved ones, and his fans," tweeted Alia Bhatt.
"I can't believe this at all... It's shocking, a beautiful actor and a good friend. It's disheartening. Rest In Peace my friend Sushant Singh Rajput. Strength to the family and friends," tweeted Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Sonakshi Sinha paid tribute to the late actor in these words. "Shocked beyond words. Rest in peace Sushant. You never know what someone is going through... be kind. Condolences to his family and loved ones."
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A few days ago, Sushant Singh Rajput's ex-manager Disha Salian committed suicide in Mumbai. The actor, in his Instagram story announced the news of Disha Salian's death and wrote: "It's such devastating news. My deepest condolences to Disha'a family and friends. May your soul rest in peace."
Sushant Singh Rajput stepped into Bollywood with the 2013 film Kai Po Che . He was best-known for his performances in films like MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Kedarnath, Chhichhore and Sonchiriya among others.
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